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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s “Bite Back for a Cure” Walk/Run

Feb 27, 2014 02:59AM

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) will be hosting their sixth annual “Bite Back for a Cure” Walk/Run on April 6 at 9am (rain or shine) at the Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

The event aims to raise funds, increase awareness, promote advocacy and support initiatives to eradicate Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Participants of the event can compete in a three mile or six mile running course, as well as a one mile loop walk. In addition, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who is currently co-sponsoring the Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education and Research Act, will be in attendance to share his support and participation.

“It’s critical that we raise enough funds and allocate our efforts towards a more accurate diagnostic tool and a well-educated medical community,” said David Roth, TBDA Co-Chairman and Managing Director at Blackstone.

The money raised from this year’s walk/run will be invested into research that helps improve Lyme disease diagnostics and testing. Early registration fees are $25 per person ($35 onsite), $70 per family ($80 onsite) and free for children under 10. The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness, promoting advocacy and supporting initiatives to find a cure for tick-borne diseases.

For more information or to volunteer, visit TBDAlliance.org or contact Orna Grand at [email protected].